German football 2019/2020

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  1. Albatros Registered User

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    Waldhof is not the kind of club that could be saved by an investor, rather it would have killed them. I have a lot of respect for their passion but ultimately they're destined to struggle and maybe there's certain beauty to it.
     
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    Gonna try to follow Dusseldorf bc Steffen...what type of team are they? Middle pack? Or bottom?
     
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    Obviously they won't be able to play all the matches/minutes in BL and Europe, but that front three of Havertz-Volland-Bailey is good to watch. Depends if their 2nd string Alario, Belarabi etc. can provide well enough in the games all of those 3 aren't in.

    Against Paderborn, the Leverkusen midfield wasn't great defensively, which left the defense often exposed. They'll need to tighten up against better teams.
     
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    Friedhelm Funkel (their coach) yesterday said last season was a miracle (they came in 10th) and they löst their 2 most productive forwards.
    I expect them between 10th and 16th.
     
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    It would be a minor miracle if Fortuna are still in the BuLi 3 years from now.
     
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    As long as theres a hardcore of support for a club theres always hope. The team thats actually kind of surprising to see back in professional football is Uerdingen as they were never a well supported club even in their glory days, but I guess they did find their oligarch.
     
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    My point was that Hopp was ready to invest in Waldhof years back to bring them back to the Bundesliga. After Mannheim denied he started his Hoffenheim project (team, stadium etc.). Despite being treated not well he still supported Waldhof financially later. Just google Hopp/Waldhof.
     
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    Probably. Funkel was the best thing happening to them. And Fortuna almost messed that up last winter. He said Düsseldorf will be his last stop in pro football. After he leaves they have to be very creative.
     
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    Sure, just this kind of partnership never really works if a club is strongly based on grassroots.
     
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    Honestly not that great. Slow header near him. He had plenty of time and there wasn’t much velocity. Should have held it instead of that weird parry that he had time to adjust to because of the other striker.
     
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    The Coutinho loan is official now. Let's hope for Bayern they get the Liverpool version of him and not the Barca one.
     
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    They'd have been better off with Bale.
     
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    Maybe. They could have had him. But (klugscheiss) alea iacta est.
     
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    Thats a great signing for Bayern. If Coutinho can get his game back into form, Coutinho is as good as Sane. He wouldn't be the first player to struggle at Barcelona or Real Madrid. I think the bigger problem for Bayern is defensively, not offensively.
     
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    lol no.
     
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    Nope

    Double nope
     
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    Bale is a lot of things but worse than Coutinho isn't one of them. He'd also actually fill a need out wide.
     
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    Coutinho is better because you don't have to worry about him frequently getting injured. Not even close to as consistently good as Sane though.
     
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    Yes, let's hope Bayern get the Liverpool Coutinho and buy him next Summer.

    I agree with @YNWA14 that Bale would have been a better option albeit a better short term option.
     
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    Let's hope Bayern get the Barca version. :laugh:
     
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    We've earned that 1st pt today, despite the terribly timed red card that swung the match back to augsburg right as it looked like we might have the momentum to win.

    Gotta hand it to Carsten Jancker, for a 44 year old he did a great job for us off of the bench...even if he looks kinda weird with hair :sarcasm:
     
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    The bottom half of the BL might be worse this season than last season where you only needed like 26 points to survive
     
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    Congrats to the point. Your first ever in Wesstern major competition. But face it (and you might know it better than me) teams like Augsburg will be your main competition this year.
     
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    Oh I'm well aware. If I had any expectations of surviving, I'd be lamenting the lost points...as we had taken charge of the match prior to that late red; having almost equalized a few minutes before finally grabbing our goal, and winning battles in their territory consistently during that period between the equalizer and the red.

    But I'm 100% just enjoying this experience in the top flight; in part because I genuinely never thought this would happen without my becoming wealthy enough to bankroll it :laugh:

    ...but also because I've never really cared whether we win or loss. As long as the players leave it all on the pitch & do their best to play positive football, I will sit in front of my screen, thousands of miles away, with my scarf around my neck, singing along with the crowd at 6:30 on a saturday morning...at least when I can't be there in person lol
     
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